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January 6, 2011

The A,B,C’s of Good Nutrition

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:53 am



A is for antioxidants.  It is like rust proofing your pipes to keep the Aorta working.

Your heart is the A1 machine that keeps you alive.  Go ahead and give it lots of A.  Many other benefits are not listed here.

A  for almond:  Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease.

A  for apple:  Apples contain a long list of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants and support our heart health in this way.

A for avocado:  Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.

B is for blood. By eating more fruits, vegetables  you can easily and quickly, a lot of the time, lower your blood pressure.

B for banana: They are great sources of an array of nutrients, with B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and magnesium. One banana also provides eleven percent of the daily recommended requirement of fiber.

 B for blueberries: Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, with notably high levels  of the essential dietary mineral manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber.

B for broccoli:  This food is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E , Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

B for beets: Red beet juice lowers your blood pressure. The American Heart Association claims that half a litter of red beet juice lowers your blood pressure in one hour. By drinking red beet juice your metabolism is improved, intestinal problems are alleviated, and helps your liver function better. A great juice is red beet with carrot juice.

C is for clean.  Keep your pipes clean with lots of roughage.  Avoid the big C of Colon Cancer.

C for carrots. Carrots are delicious and nutritious eaten cooked or raw.  They provide lots of fiber and beta carotene which is an antioxidant that may help to prevent cancer.  Carrots are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vatamin C, B6, folate manganese,potassium and copper.

C is for celery.  Celery is a good source of fiber and is very low in calories.  It helps digestion and is rich in many nutrients. It tastes good and serves to add flavor to many recipes. It has been used in Asia to lower blood pressure for centuries and it is believed to help prevent cancer.

C is for cauliflower.  Cauliflower helps in improving colon health and reduces the risk of colon cancer.It contains a substance called sulforaphane which remove chemicals that cause cancer in the body. It was recently discovered that a substance called indole-3-carbinol in cauliflower reduces the risk of breast cancer. It is also a liver and blood detoxifier. There is so much more that can be said about cauliflower that after this research, I conclude that one could write a book.  It now gets my vote as one of the most important food.


Himalayan Salt

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 12:56 am

I have recently come upon this product ” Himalayan Salt ” and it seems to have many benefits.  I am wondering why doctor Oz or Deepak Chopra have not mentioned it. Keep the search going!

June 10, 2010

Grow In Peace

Filed under: Health,Inspirational Story — memorylane46 @ 11:52 pm
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After the birth of my third child, a feeling of peace, a Presence, a mighty powerful feeling such as I have never encountered before enveloped me. It possessed me.  It took a hold of my whole being.  I cannot explain how it got there or why.  It was magnificent.  I relived a similar feeling another time while I was in the dream state.  I often try to recapture these moments.  I will myself to be at peace.  I practice peace.

We have much to learn from the world around us.

September 11th 2001 is  a day that history will never forget!  A day of terror!  Why?  Senseless death and destruction leading the world into another war!  Terrorists on suicide missions!  Is it possible for some people not to feel fear?  Is it possible to hate so much that one sees death as the solution?

Peace… the solitary white heron, standing on one leg, immobile for a long time, one with nature that surrounds it.

Learn from the heron.  Take time to stop and feel the wind on your cheeks.  Know that as the breeze caresses your face, the spirit is moving through you.

Stand quietly in a solitary place.  Become grounded. Be one with nature.  Know that the light that shines through you is brighter than the sun.  Meditate on that light.  Send peaceful thoughts through every cell in your body.  Can you do that and remain angry with your brother?  I hardly think so.

Peace starts within.  Unresolved conflicts, anger, is like a grain of sand under the eyelid.  With every flicker, the wound grows from a tiny scratch to an infected sore until you can’t open and close your eyes.  Blinded, you err from one side to another, stumbling along the way, creating a rebounding emotional holocaust.

The mind is like a garden.  It needs to be tended on a daily basis.  Do not allow weeds to take over!  Replace them with seeds.  Nourish the seeds.  Know, as the gardener knows that the seeds will germinate. ” If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed ye shall say unto this mountain…”

E-motions can leave you de-motioned, paralysed with fear.  Cultivate a happy mind.  When the mind is happy, the body reacts in a positive way.

Nervous tension, indigestion, high blood pressure, ulcers, heart attacks are but a few of the diseases that can be prevented by a positive frame of mind.

Make peace with your brother today.  Make peace with yourself.  accept that you are not perfect.  Accept that you have made mistakes.  Learn from your mistakes.

Peace has a domino effect.  People who stay calm have a calming effect on others.  People who practice peace are passing on the greatest gift to humanity.  It is a choice we make; stand like the peaceful heron and absorb the beauty around you or wail like the storm and destroy what lies on your path.

Bring yourself back to a time when you felt at peace.  Feel the peace.  Relive it.  Send it through your body, from head to toes.  Feel it heal.  Let it.

You will then know that you have the power to be who you want to be.  You will love your life.  You will want to live it to the fullest.


June 7, 2010

Health Tip Number 4

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:38 am

Food is one constant in your life.  You cannot get away from it.  Your digestive system works hard for you without a rest.  Even while you sleep, it is hard at work.  Treat it well, don’t overeat and eat your celery.

Health Tip Number 3

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:37 am

Before you go on drugs for cholesterol, try herbals along with a change in diet.  It may be all you need, you will feel better and you will not suffer from side effects.

Health Tip Number 2

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:36 am

Eat a kiwi to relieve or better yet to avoid constipation.  It works best on an empty stomach but it always works.  There is no need for drugs!

January 2, 2010

Health Tip Number 1

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:41 pm

Eating celery is the best way to get rid of indigestion and it has many other positive effects such as getting rid of inflammation and providing fibre.  It is so easy to eat and does not require dip.  Go for it!

October 31, 2009

Address your stress before your body is in distress

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 11:04 pm


A monster! A killer! Won’t leave you alone! Lurks around every corner! Just when you think you have submerged this enemy, it resurfaces. Are you going to surrender? You can’t put up your hands and walk away from it. Whether your hands are up or down, it will make you a prisoner in chains.

Your weapons against stress? Measure yourself up against it. Start defeating it early. It is a daily battle.
I learned this early in life. May I suggest the book that took me on the path to a healthier lifestyle. It will certainly hint about my age. I learned a lot from the famous book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. It all comes down to the Olympic theme “Believe”. The word believe is the antonym to the word “fear”. After all that is what stress is: the fear of not succeeding…. succeeding in healing your body, in keeping the boss happy, in getting the job, getting to work on time, passing the test…

The remedy starts with taking a deep breath. Do not give up too easily. What is worth having usually does not come easily. Ask the question “Is it worth it?” and then go for it or let it go.
There are 24 hours in one day. After hopefully sleeping 8 hours, there are still 16 hours left. How long does it take to take a couple of deep breaths. No I don’t mean the deep breath you take inhaling from your cigarettes. Dr. William Campbell Douglass would say that helps too. Last thing I want to do is promote his philosophies. I am not open minded enough for that.

O.K. Take a deep breath, visualize someone or something you love and superimpose it on your heart. Do this several times a day. It can be done in public and no one needs to know. The picture that went to my heart several times a day was that of my smiling nephew.

In my classroom, I had posted a picture of a laughing cat. I could see the stress dissolve off the face of my learning disabled students as they looked at the laughing cat and yes I encouraged them to laugh out loud with the cat.
Laughter is another stress buster. Nothing to laugh about? Not a problem! Let laughter be born from deep within you and let it come up. Practice as you drive your car on your way to work or to a meeting! Let it rip! Add a song or a mantra to it. Make it your own. Repeat! Repeat! If you are a believer in EFT. go ahead. Apply it! There are good demonstrations on youtube.
I took a course in hypnosis and qualified myself as a hypnotherapist to learn stress buster techniques. It may help abort headaches before they become a handicap in your day’s work. You however, don’t need to take a course. “Hypnosis for Dummies” will give you all the training you need and it is free to borrow from the library. If you are not familiar with holosync technology, it may be worth investigating. That will be for another blog story.

Go ahead! Fill up the bathtub! No! No! Not to wash! To relax! Add lavender or jasmine for aromatherapy. Put in a cup of Epsom Salt. Warn your partner beforehand that he/she will be a participant in your de-stressing therapy of the minute and have lots of fun!

June 12, 2009

Golden Rules For Serenity

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 8:21 pm


                                                                “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”
                                                                                                                            Friedrich Nietzsche

1. Choose happiness: Upon awakening say THANK YOU.

2. Expect the best of everything.  Our expectations become our reality.

3. Accept what you cannot change.  Don’t forget the power of one.

4. Look in the mirror and see the eyes of Christ.  Through him you can do all things.

5. Sing in the shower, in the car, while you work.  Music is healing.

6. Practice laughter, feigned laughter, forced laughter, deep laughter, real laughter.

7. Put a no disturb sign on your private space: meditate

8. Use holosync technology and self-hypnosis to de-stress.

9. Relax through deep breaths.  Superimpose a smile on your heart while you breath.

10. Approach life with a happy heart, peaceful mind and playful spirit. This approach has awesome self-healing powers.


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